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  •  This is a pretty specious argument (3+ / 0-)
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    Drobin, Sychotic1, RockyMtnLib

    And one that opens yourself up to getting completely doused in this debate. So let's start with that dousing.

    The 19 hijackers didn't have guns. Correct. You know what they did have? Airplanes. And you know what we realized in the wake of those attacks? That having mentally disturbed people with easy access to the controls of airplanes is a good way to get a bunch of people needlessly killed.

    Do you know how we responded? We limited the shit out of the ability of a regular person (ALL REGULAR PEOPLE) to get easy access to airplanes. No background checks. No waiting periods and then you get to fly in a plane with an open cockpit with your choice of boxcutters. No. We stopped it all, even for those "law abiding" citizens who would never think of flying a  plane into a building.

    We regulated in response to a clear problem. And you know what's happened sense? No person has flown a fucking plane into a fucking building. Why haven't terrorists gotten more creative? Learned to take over plans with their shoelaces or their belts or some other shit? Because that's harder.

    And sensible regulation, which has caused a lot of annoyance to the average business guy flying on a Tuesday, has helped to keep dangerous weapons (planes) out of the hands of deranged people.

    Do you see why, in the future, this is a bullet you might want to leave in the chamber during this discussion?

    "I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil." ~Bobby Kennedy

    by Grizzard on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 03:57:38 PM PST

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